Ruling party leads in election poll, new political power gains backing

Mateusz Marek/PAP

Law and Justice (PiS), the ruling party in Poland, leads in the voter support poll, however, a new grassroots movement, the conservative Poland 2050, is hot on their heels.

In the latest Kantar poll commissioned by Polityka, a centre-left weekly, PiS received 28-percent support while Poland 2050, the new opposition movement, could count on 25-percent support.

The Civic Coalition (KO), an electoral alliance of the major opposition party Civic Platform (PO), Nowoczesna and local-government activists, fell from second place and gained 17 percent of the votes.

The Left (Lewica) bloc comprising Poland's liberal and left-wing parties, the Democratic Left Alliance (SLD), Spring and Together, would win 10 percent of the vote.

The Confederation (Konfederacja) (KORWiN and the National Movement) would also make it to parliament with 8 percent backing.

The agrarian Polish People's Party (PSL) would not win parliamentary seats as with 2-percent support they would not achieve the electoral threshold.

Kantar conducted the survey on March 19, on a representative sample of 1,000 residents of Poland aged 18 and above.